Star Alliance is one of the big three global airline alliances and have a variety of top tier airlines as members. When selecting which alliance to book a big round the world trip with, the first thing that should be considered is the regions in which there are the most flights. Star Alliance are the best option for itineraries that include a lot of flying wthin Africa whereas oneworld are the better choice for trips with more stops in South America. This distinction is purely based on the partners affiliated with the alliances and their respective footprints in each continent.
The 27 airlines that are full members of Star Alliance are:
Star Alliance Round The World fares are priced based on how many miles are being flown, with the least costly fare having a limit of 26,000 flown miles and going up from there.
Flights operated by Star Alliance member airlines on these fares all earn miles and status credits on any Star Alliance member’s loyalty program and, with the flown miles that are involved in round the world travel, there are a stack of miles to be earned. If you’re not a member of any of these carriers’ programs and would like some advice on where to credit your Round The World Star Alliance flights, please just ask your Airfare Geeks consultant.
Depending on several factors such as the alliance used and which destinations are being visited, these fares typically start from about $4000* in economy class.